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Double Scottish success in America as Laura and Eilish take victories

Sunday 25th April 2021

Eilish takes the win in Eugene (photo courtesy of Pat Holleran of @athleticsPix)

Eugene Results

There were impressvie wins in the Continental World Tour event in Eugene for great Scots – Laura Muir and Eilish McColgan.

And a second place, by just one hundredth of a second, for Jemma Reekie made it a very promising start to the outdoor season in Olympic year for Scottish women.

Laura opened up her outdoor season in characteristic winning style in Eugene at the Continental World Tour event.

The Scot completely dominated the Women’s 1500m race from start to finish in a solo run 4:01.54. It was run in that trademark style with Laura winning by almost three seconds from American athlete Helen Schlachtenhaufen (4:04.36)

Eilish won the Women’s 5000m with a run of 14:52.44 with a very solid performance after a recent spell of training in America.

Not a bad night in a global context for Dundee Hawkhill Harriers and well done to both athletes and their families and coaches!

Jemma was so close to making it a hat-trick of Scottish successes in Oregon but ultimately had to accept second in a Women’s 800m which became a burn-up over the last 200m or so.

The Kilbarchan AAC athlete lost out on the line to GB team-mate, Adelle Tracey, who clocked 2:03.25 to Jemma’s 2:03.26, with highly-rated American Raevyn Rogers pushed back into third place.

Nonetheless an encouraging opener from Jemma who has been training with Laura in the States in recent weeks.

Guy Learmonth was sixth in the Men’s 800m in 1:48.22.

 

Tags: Eilish McColgan, Eugene, Guy Learmonth, Jemma Reekie, Laura Muir

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